Summer Camps 2023
Summer Camp
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 General Camps

Earth Native Wilderness School Day Camps EARTH NATIVE WILDERNESS SCHOOL DAY CAMPS Earth Native offers five different day camp options for kids who want to put the screens away and get out into nature. Little ones can track animals, try fishing, and explore the natural world, and older kids can learn valuable survival skills. All camps help kids build confidence and a connection to the natural world. Ages 3.5-12. May 30-Aug. 11. $425. Three locations: Austin, Bastrop, and Georgetown.
Earth Native Wilderness School Overnight Camps EARTH NATIVE WILDERNESS SCHOOL OVERNIGHT CAMPS Give your child the ultimate adventure with a wilderness skills camp guided by expert outdoor instructors. Campers will connect to the natural world and build confidence in the outdoors while increasing their overall self-confidence. Ages 9-16. June 5-Aug. 4. $750. 137 Woodview Ln., Bastrop.

 Art & Music Camps

Amanda Lee Jones Art Studio AMANDA LEE JONES ART STUDIO Train with award-winning professional artist and degreed educator Amanda Jones in ongoing à la carte summer art classes designed to teach the student skills and techniques to create realistic art. Students work and learn at their own pace, moving as quickly or as slowly as needed, in classes limited to six students so that each student receives bespoke instruction. Ages 8-18. May 30-Aug. 19. $40 per class. 607 W. St. Johns #10.
BAND AID SCHOOL OF MUSIC Turn your kid into a rock star and let music make your family happier and healthier. Students will learn music in a fun environment and wrap up the camp with a showcase of the campers' talent. Ages 4-18. June 12-Aug. 18. $275-599. 2309 Thornton; 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy. N..

 Theatre/Dance Camps

Dancers Workshop DANCERS WORKSHOP The woman-owned small business has had thousands of children dance through its doors since 1974, and its dance camps will instill the love of dance as students mature both mentally and physically. Weekly camps are themed and provide daily ballet, jazz, hip-hop, arts & crafts, and more, ending with a surprise visit from a character and a performance for family and friends. Ages 3 and up. Dates TBD. 11150 Research #107.

 Instructional Camps

Austin Film Festival’s Summer Film Camp AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL’S SUMMER FILM CAMP An exciting program centered around screenwriting, filmmaking, Claymation, and more, with virtual or in-person options. Young creatives learn everything they need to know to comfortably get behind the camera and turn their ideas into real movies, then see their films on the big screen (and walk the red carpet!) at the annual Summer Film Showcase. Ages 9-18. June 5-July 28. $200-450. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity, 512/478-4795.
Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camps BADGERDOG CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER CAMPS Fun and challenging writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. All campers experience the joy of reading, writing, and sharing their original work during virtual or in-person camps lasting one to three weeks. Ages 7-18. Happy to answer questions at or (512) 542-0076 June 5-Aug. 11. $250-550. Six locations in Austin and Round Rock.
Bake Austin BAKE AUSTIN Two-time "Best of Austin" winner Bake Austin offers virtual culinary camps to empower kids to learn valuable life skills in their own kitchens under the guidance of Chef Pascal, and your family gets to taste the delicious results. They've got camps focused on baking, ice cream, dinner clubs, and more, with new offerings including Unicorn Baking and Edible Fairy House Village. Ages 8-18. May 29-Aug. 11. $50-250. Virtual.
Camp Chef Kids CAMP CHEF KIDS At this culinary camp, kiddos choose from a variety of themes throughout the summer, making and then taking home their creations. Run from the home of Dianna Perez, who started Camp Chef Kids in 2006 at the Open Door Preschool. Ages 7-17. June 5-Aug. 4. $425. 1005 Olive St..
Girlstart Summer Camp GIRLSTART SUMMER CAMP With a balance of hands-on STEM activities, relevant technology, collaborative team-building, and informal camp fun, girls entering fourth through eighth grades will develop a strong conceptual understanding of STEM subjects and increased interest in STEM activities and careers. Ages 8-14. June 5-July 28. $425. Girlstart STEM Center, 1400 W. Anderson, 512/916-4775 ext. 2833.
UT Computer Science Summer Academies UT COMPUTER SCIENCE SUMMER ACADEMIES The UT-Austin Department of Computer Science offers a variety of very distinct summer academies for high school students, designed to intrigue students with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem-solving through unique hands-on experiences. Virtual camps are available. Ages 14-17. June 4-July 29. $799-2500; some free options. UT-Austin, 2317 Speedway.

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